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Beijing police blocked China's first gay pageant Friday shortly before it was to start, organisers said, stopping an event billed as heralding a new Chinese openness about homosexuality.
Organisers said police arrived at the upscale restaurant and club where the Mr Gay China contest was to be held and told them they did not have the proper licence.
The sudden cancellation came despite considerable pre-event media coverage this week, even in China's state-run press, that had touted the pageant as a coming out for Chinese gays. BEIJING (AFP)